2 Feb 2013

Prison sentences for fake id-passports

9:49 am on 2 February 2013

Two Britons have been sentenced to prison for using the identities of New Zealand citizens to obtain passports to enter this country.

Martin Richards and Andrew Cains pleaded guilty to charges under the Crimes Act and the Immigration Act in Waitakere District Court on Friday.

Richards was sentenced to two years and three months in prison and Cains to one year and ten months.

Immigration New Zealand Stuart said the Judge described the offending as being sustained over a long period of time, showing it was pre-meditated.

General manager Steve Stuart said the sentence shows such offending will not be tolerated.